by John | Oct 29, 2015 |

This Little Piggy Went to Ipswich....


Next summer Ipswich will become the home to 40 larger than life pig sculptures as part of the Pigs Gone Wild project launched by St Elizabeth Hospice. The pig sculptures will be displayed throughout the town and the Waterfront as part of an art trail in aid of the local charity. Teaming up with Wild in Art to stage Pigs Gone Wild,  it’s expected to be the biggest ever mass participation, public art event in Ipswich. Wild in Art is one of the UK’s top producers of large scale, creative art exhibitions. They most recently worked with Norfolk charity, Break, to stage GoGoDragons! in Norwich which was a roaring success.

The pig sculptures will be beautifully decorated by local artists, community groups and sponsored by local businesses. The full grown pigs will be joined by more than 30 piglet sculptures which are going to be painted by students and teachers in local schools. The piglets will be displayed in litters in town centre stores and venues for the 10 week period.

Pigs were chosen for the project to celebrate Suffolk’s rich agricultural heritage and association with pig production in the country. The first fully decorated pig sculpture trotted onto the scene at this year’s Suffolk Show in June. 'Tally-ho Trotters’ proved to be a big hit with all ages!

St Elizabeth Hospice recently announced Jimmy Doherty, owner of the popular Jimmy’s Farm, farmer and TV presenter, as a patron of the project which is set to raise £100,000 for the local charity.

We predict summer 2016 in Ipswich is going to be brilliant! We can’t wait for the buzz around the town with everyone exploring and discovering the beautifully designed pigs. The Pigs Gone Wild project is just one of many reasons why this part of the area is a truly wonderful place to visit.

For more information on Pigs Gone Wild and how you can get involved visit the website here, call 01473 723600 or email

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